|Front of the St. Louis Public Library|
I had been in the library a couple of times in the past to do some house history and land research, and had admired the beauty of the architecture. But this renovation has really transformed the place, opening up some original detailing that had long ago been covered up. An additional 50,000 square feet has been made available as public space, including a large auditorium. With all of the people at the event, it was hard to take everything in. I only had my point and shoot camera with me as I anticipated that they would not allow cameras. I definitely will go back with my DSLR camera and get some more photos. And I am eager to explore the history and genealogy section of the library as well.
|one of the ceilings|
|a third ceiling|
|original file cabinets|
|in the teen area|
|outside the children's area|
|one of the stained glass windows|
|lamp base outside|
How blessed I am to live in an area that treasures not only public libraries but also the historic buildings that contain their holdings.